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Swahili Misc. Vocabulary

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Jina lake ni...
His name is
Jina lako ni nani?
What is your name?
Jina lako ni...
Your name is...
Jina langu ni...
My name is...
wapi?
where?
chakula
food
keki
cake
tosti
toast
karoti
carrot
chai
tea
kahawa
coffee
kuku
chicken
kabeji
cabbage
chapati
flatbread
samosa
samosa
pilau
rice
wali
white rice
soda
soda
pesa
dollar
pombe
beer
ndizi
banana
chai ya Kenya
Kenyan chai
Soda ya fanta
Fanta soda
keki ya Anna
Anna's cake
keki ya karoti
carrot cake
nchi ya
country of
na
and
jimbo la
state of
asubuhi
morning
mchana
midday
jioni
afternoon
usiku
night
baba
father
mama
mother
baridi (sana)
very cold
habari za asubuhi?
Good morning, how's your morning?
unasafiri wapi?
where are you traveling?
gani?
which, what (used with nouns)
nani?
who
nini?
what (used with verbs)
Unakula nini?
What are you eating?
maji
water
kinywaji
drink (noun)
wewe, jina lako ni nani?
You, what's your name?
bin
son
simba
lion
mwamerika
American
mKenya
Kenyan
mwalimu
teacher
mwanafunzi
student
bwana
man
bibi
woman
swali
question
tafadhali
please
lakini
but
au
or
sasa
now
kila
each, every
tena
again
sana
very, a lot
kidogo
a little
kesho
tomorrow
leo usiku
tonight
leo mchana
today
mtoto
baby
mzee
elder
mtu
person (from country...)
sisi
we, all of us
msichana
girl
mvulana
boy
mkulima
farmer
mbegu
seeds
siku
day
darasani
class
nzima
entire
shuleni
school
mapema
early
sherehe
festival
mganga
doctor
mgeni
guest
mgonjwa
sick person/ patient
mpishi
cook/chef
mtumishi
servant, waiter
mwana
child
mzungu
european person
mwanamke
woman, female
mwizi
theif
mwenyeji
customer
mwindaji
hunter
mdudu
insect
hii
this
wiki
week
jana
yesterday, last
baada ya
after
kabla ya
before
halafu
then
katika
in
hapa
here
ofisini
office
nyumba
home, house
nyumba ya James
Jame's home
chakula cha asubuhi
breakfast
chakula cha mchana
lunch
chakula cha jioni
snack
chakula cha usiku
dinner
kwa
for
mbaya
bad, very bad
mimi pia
me too
kuna
there is kuna?- is there?
wiki iliyopita
last week
mwaka iliyopita
last year
gari
car
vibaya
not very well (always used with verbs)
vizuri
very well (always used with verbs)
redio
radio
pia
too
sucari
sugar
tangawizi
ginger
maziwa
milk
moto
hot
sifuri
zero
juma
week
wiki kesho
next week
kwa nini?
why? (for what?)
tano na tano ni ngapi?
five and five is how much?
tatu na tatu ni sita
three plus three is six
tatu na tatu si kumi
three plus three is not ten
siku 7 -wiki moja
one week
mzazi
parent
wazazi
parents
mzazi mzuri
good parent
baba mzuri
good father
wazazi wazuri
good parents
ngapi?
how much, how many?
Unataka samosa ngapi?
How many samosas do you want?
lala salama
sleep well
jumamosi
Saturday
jumapili
Sunday
Jumatatu
Monday
Jumanne
Tuesday
Jumatano
Wednesday
Alhamisi
Thursday
Ijumaa
Friday
Leo siku gani?
What day is it?
jana ilikuwa
yesterday was
ninaswahli
I havea question
Simama
stand up
keti
sit down
kitamu
delicious
salamu
greetings
vitenzi
verbs
namba
nouns
tamaduni
culture
starehe
feel at ease
siku nzima
the whole day
-nge- tense
used for politeness
Ningependa kulala
I would like to sleep